On a Sunday after chaos…

Our world is broken, fragmented and scared. As we approach any day, there is always a moment to speak hope into those fractured places. But what are leaders, especially pastoral administrators, supposed to do on a Sunday after chaos?

Preach the Jesus you know.
Pray to the Savior of all.
Gather around a reconciling Table.
Share a word of Good News.
Love you neighbor.
Believe that light will not succumb to darkness.
Hold hands with a worshiping community.
Sing songs of trust and promise.
Discern where God is calling you to act.

Prayers for all the leaders, pastors, administrators and community leaders on this Sunday after chaos.


God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change,
though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;
though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult.
“Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth.”
The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. (Psalm 46:1-3, 10-11 NRSV)

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